Progressive U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is the latest politician to be accused of violating the COVID-19 precautions she seeks to impose on ordinary Americans.
“As his state is being swallowed whole”
Tlaib was seen dancing and hugging guests in contrast with the stricter mandates backed by Democrats in recent weeks. Even as she partied maskless, her Twitter account tweeted an attack aimed at Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for downplaying the pandemic virus.
“The KY Senator is throwing a tantrum as his state is being swallowed whole by this virus, again,” the tweet asserted. “People are getting sick and dying.”
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, it has become clear that members of the powerful elite are allowed to operate above the laws and restrictions handed down to the masses.
Businesses across the nation are enacting vaccine or mask requirements even as some politicians and pundits have discussed the possibility of implementing new lockdown measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.
All of these developments served as the backdrop for Tlaib partying in a large crowd as if there is no public health crisis.
More Democrats caught violating recommendations
Of course, she is just the latest high-profile Democrat to be caught blatantly ignoring social distancing and masking requirements.
Former President Barack Obama, for example, was photographed as he partied at his 60th birthday with his wealthy friends. Despite his efforts to downplay the news, images of the event spread like wildfire.
Democratic D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was also spotted at a wedding without a mask even as she calls for mask mandates among the general public. Democrats clearly are not practicing what they preach, which signals that the restrictions are largely seen as a way to control the population.
Americans who were already frustrated by the COVID-19 mitigation measures are sure to be even more outraged by the hypocrisy of elected Democrats who ignore them.
As next year’s midterm elections approach, the Democratic Party’s policies and behaviors could go a long way toward endearing GOP candidates to American voters.